Festival of Global People: the videos

Catch up with all the highlights of the Festival of Global People, with our selection of video highlights from this prestigious two-day, global mobility event.

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The Festival of Global People, held at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London on 14-15 May, 2019 brought together the cream of the relocation industry for two days of fascinating keynote speeches, insightful round-table discussions and informative and entertaining workshops including sessions on: nurturing talent and leadership, encouraging employee trust and engagement, exploring peer-to-peer support and how art can liberate thinking in large organisations. The event culminated in the glittering gala awards dinner, where the winners of the Relocate Awards gathered to celebrate another successful year across the global mobility sector. Take a look at the fantastic range of videos that capture the content and spirit of the Festival and relive some of the highlights from this year’s hugely successful event. Festival Highlights - teaser // Festival Highlights - longer // Creating an inclusive culture - keynote by Teresa Boughey // India: unlocking opportunity inbound & outbound with Rohit Kumar of IKAN Relocations // Dr Linda Holbeche interview //  Ben Renshaw interview: the link between purpose and global mobility //  Growth Market: International Schools and Why They Matter - Jitin Sethi //  "Recruit for diversity": An inclusive workplace is a high-performance workplace: Dr Sue Shortland //  Paul Williamson interview: How a dynamic theatre group takes to the stage

Festival highlights: teaser

Festival highlights: longer

Ben Renshaw interview: the link between purpose and global mobility

Speaker, coach, consultant and author of eight books including Purpose, Lead and SuperCoaching, Ben Renshaw’s innovative work with companies such as BT, Heathrow, Heinz, IHG, Sainsbury’s and Unilever has brought him international recognition. 

India: unlocking opportunity inbound & outbound with Rohit Kumar of IKAN Relocations, Simon Johnston of ICON Relocation, and Holly Creed of DXC Technology

The India panel at the Festival of Global People exemplified the event’s ability to bring the entire global mobility ecosystem together to discover fresh approaches to old problems and solutions to emerging challenges. With expert panellists, Rohit Kumar of IKAN Relocations, Simon Johnston of ICON Relocation, and Holly Creed of DXC Technology.

Creating an inclusive culture - keynote by Teresa Boughey, best-selling author and CEO of Jungle HR

Teresa Boughey, MA FCIPD, is CEO of award-winning Jungle HR and works with Executive Boards and Leadership Teams during times of change and business transformations. She is passionate about enabling organisations to create inclusive workplace cultures. Teresa is a UK Female Entrepreneur Ambassador and a member of the Women and Enterprise and Women and Work APPG. Her revolutionary new book Closing the Gap – 5 steps to creating an Inclusive Culture is perfect for any business professional at any stage of their inclusivity journey.

Dr Linda Holbeche interview

Dr Holbeche is an established author, consultant, coach and developer, and an authority on change and agility in organisations. She was previously Director of Research and Policy for the CIPD, Director of Leadership and Consultancy at the Work Foundation and Director of Research and Strategy at Roffey Park. She is author of over 50 research reports and more than 100 articles.

Growth Market: International Schools and Why They Matter - Jitin Sethi, partner at L.E.K. Consulting’s Global Education Practice

Jitin Sethi is a partner at L.E.K. Consulting’s Global Education Practice. Based in Singapore he has delivered education cases across the globe and has extensive experience across all education segments, including K-12, Higher Education, Transnational Education, English Language Training, Education Technology and Corporate Training. Jitin works closely with private equity clients, tertiary institutions and school companies on investment opportunities, business plan development and go-to-market strategy. He has also been invited to speak at industry-leading conferences such as IPSEF and the EdTech Review Summit.


"Recruit for diversity": An inclusive workplace is a high-performance workplace: Dr Sue Shortland

Dr Sue Shortland is Professor Emerita at Guildhall Business & Law at London Metropolitan University and a Senior Lecturer in HRM at the University of Westminster. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). She holds masters’ degrees in Geography and Higher Education from Cambridge and Westminster Universities respectively.

Paul Williamson: How a dynamic theatre group takes to the stage

Paul Williamson heads up learning and development at The Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG), a global live entertainment business. ATG owns and operates close to 50 venues worldwide, is an internationally recognised and award-winning producer, and operates a market leading theatre ticketing business. He has worked in the theatre industry for over 20 years, enjoying leadership roles in sales and ticketing prior to moving into Human Resources, and is a chartered member of the CIPD, an AoEC qualified executive coach and a Hogan personality assessor.